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Time Zone: Spalding County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Griffin is the Seat for Spalding County.

Spalding County was founded in 1851. Spalding was created by taking area from Fayette, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Spalding had a population of 64,708 people. This is an increase of 10.77% since the last Census (which gave a population of 58,417 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Spalding represented 0.71% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 34th most populous county (out of 159 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201064,073+9.68%-0.98% since 2009
200964,708+10.77%+0.97% since 2008
200864,089+9.71%+1.64% since 2007
200058,417The Last Census

More information can be found on the Spalding County Census Page for Spalding County.


Below are some of the communities located in Spalding County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Spalding County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Griffin   23,88723,4511.86% increase  
Orchard Hill   2452306.52% increase  
Sunny Side   1341425.63% decrease  

Websites for Spalding County

Official Website:   www.spaldingcounty.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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